Instructables: exploring - outside - water - popular Mon, 30 Nov 2015 02:16:17 PST BLOX v1.01 DIY Water Treatment Train
DIY Water Treatment Train - More DIY How To Projects]]> WaterWorksLife This water treatment train combines a few #DIYBMP devices for filtration or adsorption in a number of different water treatment applications:- stormwater treatment - pond filtration - large aquarium filtration - hydroponics & aquaponics - aquaculture - rainwater harvesting - natural swimming poo...
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Fri, 6 Nov 2015 10:07:35 PST
How To Blow Out a Sprinkler System HowToLou It usually costs $50 to $100 to have your sprinkler system blown out for the winter.  You can do it yourself with a one-time purchase of a $150 air compressor.
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Mon, 20 May 2013 16:44:01 PDT
How to Start Fire with Water!
How to Start Fire with Water! - More DIY How To Projects]]> You probably already know a few ways to do this, but none that beats this method! It will not only make you be able to start a combustion with a drop of water, but it will be the coolest GREEN flame!For a brief description please watch this video: Note: Alot of people have mistakenly claimed that I ...

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Thu, 17 Jan 2008 13:47:48 PST
How to Make a Fire with Wet Wood
How to Make a Fire with Wet Wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> Captain MacTavish It's rained, what are you going to do now? How are going to make a fire? Well, it's simple. Just follow my lead. Get your wood Find some reasonably wet wood, not some you found floating in the water. Then you're going to put it into a pile. Start Shaving Once you find some wood, if you break i...
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Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:33:34 PDT
Project rRaft - Building a Raft out of Water Bottles
Project rRaft - Building a Raft out of Water Bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> Weissensteinburg rRaft is short for recycled raft. Inspired by Reishee Sowa, who lives on a water bottle island in mexico, this is my attempt at a similar feat. While many people have duct taped a couple hundred bottles together in the past and called it a raft, mine is sturdier, has a real deck, and is indefinitely...
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Wed, 28 Jan 2009 07:58:13 PST
10 beach hacks with 2L bottles
10 beach hacks with 2L bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> Justin Tyler Tate It’s great going to the beach but what you do there and how comfortable you are all depend on what you carry with you. These hacks will use 2L bottles, which you should already have with you if you are a prepared beach-goer, to make your beach experience more comfortable and more fun. If you're li...
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 02:06:39 PDT
Portage cart for canoes and kayaks
Portage cart for canoes and kayaks - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lorddrake I have a large canoe (approx 17 feet long and 4 feet wide at the middle) and more often than not I am the only one physically able to move it (at least until the wee ones get bigger MUH HAHAhahahaha). It probably weighs close to 100 lbs empty.  I can pick it up and carry it but it is really awkward...
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Sun, 10 Jul 2011 15:08:18 PDT
Build a Milk Jug Raft!
Build a Milk Jug Raft! - More DIY How To Projects]]> PopsicleGhoul This Instructable will describe the construction of a heavy duty milk jug raft built out of recycled materials and capable of supporting over 700 lbs. The product is a fun craft for lakes, rivers, and swimming pools alike.I've actually entertained the idea of building a milk jug raft for a while, b...
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 17:20:43 PDT
How to purify your water
How to purify your water - More DIY How To Projects]]> elkliko When you find yourself an a survival situation, you do not always have access to chemicals or a filter to purify the water so you can drink it. You could just boil the water but this would n't get sand and other particles out of the water and the chemicals will also remain in the water after cookin...
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Mon, 19 Sep 2011 02:49:34 PDT
How to make a DIY Mosquito Trap
How to make a DIY Mosquito Trap - More DIY How To Projects]]> ShiftyTips I hate mosquitos they are buzzing and biting. We have to fight but the weapons are limited...You can use chemicals, candles, insecticides, nets etc. They effectiveness are not enought in every situation but here is another solution to stand well in the fight against these bastards :)If you want to l...
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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 12:44:59 PDT
Fast and Easy, PVC Water Run!!! (for under $100)
Fast and Easy, PVC Water Run!!! (for under $100) - More DIY How To Projects]]> BKLaRue After constructing a "Fast and Easy PVC Kids Fort" for my 8 year old daughter, I was left feeling inspired. Being that the 4th of July was coming up (and because the heat/humidity in NC can be a bit oppressive in the summer), I decided to build something fun (and wet) for my kids to play with outsid...
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Tue, 7 Jul 2015 15:47:09 PDT
Backyard Dunk Tank
Backyard Dunk Tank - More DIY How To Projects]]> IamGutter OK, so you’re trying to plan some fun summer activities with friends and family and what is one thing that is always a bit hit at outdoor parties and cookouts? A dunk tank!! The problem is that there is never one around when you need it, and if it is around then you have to haul it in place, fill ...
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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 19:58:55 PDT
Garden Rock Water Feature
Garden Rock Water Feature - More DIY How To Projects]]> cossie2k I have long been an instructable reader, first time 'ible writer so with a new project, I figured my time had come!We bought our house late last year and a previous owner had added a large deck in the garden. Whilst this is great place for us to entertain, play with our daughter and generally unwind...
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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:27:18 PDT
Super Duper Slip and Slide
Super Duper Slip and Slide - More DIY How To Projects]]> Stryker Every kid needs a slip and slide. I think it's a law in PA, but I'll have to look that up. My boys have destroyed a few of the cheap ones and the commercial grade slides are way too expensive. After a quick internet search I found a great DIY solution and decided to make my own. With a few change...
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Mon, 25 May 2015 19:36:50 PDT
Emergency Duct Tape Stash
Emergency Duct Tape Stash - More DIY How To Projects]]> More Cowbell Duct tape is great - unless you don't have any when you need it. Here is a quick and simple way that I've been using for years to keep a little with me without the bulk of toting around a full roll. This is very handy to have for any outdoor adventure. Supplies 1. Duct Tape2. Water bottle3. 30...
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Tue, 12 May 2015 13:24:16 PDT
Laundry to Landscape Greywater System
Laundry to Landscape Greywater System - More DIY How To Projects]]> a03326495 This design and much of the information contained within are borrowed with permission from Art Ludwig's website: The Laundry to Landscape greywater system was developed by Art Ludwig of Oasis Design and published unpatented into the public domain for all to use. If you want to spre...
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Wed, 6 May 2015 21:06:26 PDT
How to Make a Wasp Trap from an Old Plastic Jug.
How to Make a Wasp Trap from an Old Plastic Jug. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Spl1nt3rC3ll If you're a apiphobe like me or Adam Savage, you dread the coming of Summer. After months of peace, you wander outside only to hear that awful hum of a wasp flying by. I offer a quick, simple solution to this problem. The Jugg/ Materials Look around the house for an empty plastic jug; about as l...
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Sat, 31 May 2008 20:52:09 PDT
Backyard Pond and Waterfall: No Experience Necessary!
Backyard Pond and Waterfall: No Experience Necessary! - More DIY How To Projects]]> DragonTamer458 I have wanted a pond my entire life. When I was seven I begged my mom to let me build one. and kept begging for the next nine years. When I turned sixteen, she finally said yes. Five minutes later I was in the backyard with a shovel.It took a few months to complete, though I only worked on weekends,...
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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:03:49 PDT
How to Check if Your Home Has a Hidden Leak
How to Check if Your Home Has a Hidden Leak - More DIY How To Projects]]> purrgirl There is nothing good about a water leak in your home! These steps will help you determine whether your home has a hidden leak that needs to be addressed. Has Your Water Usage Increased for No Apparent Reason? If your water bill is showing an unexpected or inexplicable increase in water usage, it...
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:05:49 PDT
Mini Cabin Boat
Mini Cabin Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> jrbanker This is a small cabin boat that sleeps 1 person with lots of space and great to have for kids to play in even in the swimming pool. The total cost was about $300. The price can vary if you decide to use more expensive materials. (Ex: thicker plywood) Here are the materials used: (Note: an apostroph...
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Wed, 8 Feb 2012 09:17:28 PST
Portable Bicycle Water Pump
Portable Bicycle Water Pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> Treadmaps This is how to make a portable bicycle water pump out of a couple simple Off The Shelf items. You can even transport the pump and stand together while attached to the bike. There are no modifications to the bike. Just a little pounding and cutting to the pump. It can pull water from 10 feet down...
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Wed, 8 Apr 2015 22:37:02 PDT
DIY Water Tank For Camping (Gravity Fed)
DIY Water Tank For Camping (Gravity Fed) - More DIY How To Projects]]> i.hate.karl.kilburn A lot of times when I camp, I camp in remote areas with no utilities, including water.Since I find water to be quite important, I take it with me.I built a little micro camper (see my other instructables) and I needed a way to carry a fairly large amount of water easily. So I carry it in a tank on t...
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Fri, 3 Apr 2015 09:55:35 PDT
Backpacker's Bottle Cooler
Backpacker's Bottle Cooler - More DIY How To Projects]]> Escalante Slim This bottle cooler uses an absorbent sleeve, insulation layer, and waterproof breathable fabric jacket to enable evaporative cooling of a beverage container without the mess of having an exposed wet media. The evaporative cooling water is contained within the waterproof jacket, so the exterior surfa...
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:57:49 PDT
Biosand Filter
Biosand Filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> jimmypat A biosand filter is a simple type of water purification system that uses sand, gravel, gravity and some simple engineering to purify water contaminated with biologics and some chemicals. Its structure is generally made of concrete or plastic and is filled with layers of gravel and sand that encoura...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:48:27 PST
How to Find Shark Teeth
How to Find Shark Teeth - More DIY How To Projects]]> to'bryant Do you live near the beach? Love the outdoors? Are your kids full of energy? Do you want to get them outside to explore, learn and get some fresh air? Maybe you're looking for some fun on a budget? Are you individual with a thirst to learn hands on? Or do you simply love to hunt for objects, live fo...
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:31:53 PST
Underwater lights - insulated in old jam jars
Underwater lights - insulated in old jam jars - More DIY How To Projects]]> chrlilje At the art ship Illutron we often use lights under water. For illumination and decoration. It is a beautiful effect, and it gives a touch of magic to performances on water. Leave the lights on for a few hours, and millions of little fish will be attracted and circle the lights. I recently went to Li...
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Sat, 7 Feb 2015 10:50:50 PST
Simple Solar Cooking Jar
Simple Solar Cooking Jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> hegure_ryu This instructable will show how to use mason jars to pasteurize water or cook using only the sun and simple items from your pantry and kitchen. Needed Items You will need: Mason Jars or large glass jars; black paint masking tape shiny reflective material oven bag or larger glass enclosure optiona...
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:39:13 PST
Pocket Sized Water Purifier
Pocket Sized Water Purifier - More DIY How To Projects]]> MaxM2 It sounds like magic, but it's just electrochemistry. All you need is a pencil, some titanium wire, and a battery to start purifying water. The voltage between the graphite and the titanium converts H2O and a little table salt (NaCl) into NaClO, sodium hypochlorite, also known as bleach. Run the rea...
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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:55:35 PDT
No Mess winter Garage to keep the shop dry
No Mess winter Garage to keep the shop dry - More DIY How To Projects]]> jeffbuffington23 This project was one of my better ideas. I have a 2 1/2 stall garage and use the side of it as my shop. I wanted something better to walk on then concrete, but didn't want it to get all messy in the winter. So I came up with this. I created a floor plan and layout to see how much flooring I would ne...
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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:44:34 PDT
Laminar Flow Water Jet for Under $25.
Laminar Flow Water Jet for Under $25. - More DIY How To Projects]]> scottrevoman333 This instructable is for everyone who has ever wanted to build a Laminar Flow Water jet, it sounds complex but it is actually very simple. You will need some PVC pipe, some brass pipe, about 300 straws, 4 test plugs, and some sponges. So lets get started!!!! Here is a link to my second instructable...
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Wed, 1 Sep 2010 11:36:01 PDT
Backyard Recirculating Splash Pad
Backyard Recirculating Splash Pad - More DIY How To Projects]]> phinch My kids love playing in the splash pad at the water park, and I figured I could build one for my yard.Of course I could have just turned on the hose, but there's a bit of a drought going on where we live, so thats why I made it recirculate.I've already built a water table based on theerikjohnson's i...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:13:27 PDT
A Survival Water Filter
A Survival Water Filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> ethanb34 In the world we live in, you never know what is coming next. Fires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters can lead to apocalypse-like situations. That is why you should always be prepared to be able to survive in many conditions. One key factor to survival in all situations, is getting clean ...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:10:47 PDT
Refurbish a Skin on Frame Kayak
Refurbish a Skin on Frame Kayak - More DIY How To Projects]]> pdaniel7 Living in Cambridge near the historical Charles river and watching people kayak down it's length, I nurtured a growing desire to be able to interact with the natural structure on my own schedule. I decided to build a boat, but I didn't know how to get started. I soon received an email from a friend ...
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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 18:51:28 PDT
Sharked kayak trailer
Sharked kayak trailer - More DIY How To Projects]]> bricobart Everybody who likes kayak fishing must have the same big problem: STORAGE. What to do with the caught fish? Where to stock rescue stuff, fishing gear & fishing beer? Just put & fix & wrap it on the kayak? Yeah right. It's a kayak, not a carrier! Use the kayak's trap? Yeah..., even my drinking bottl...
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Fri, 26 Jul 2013 23:48:02 PDT
How to Barefoot Waterski
How to Barefoot Waterski - More DIY How To Projects]]> bergerab Barefoot waterskiing is one of the most intimidating and rewarding water sports in practice today. These skiers travel at high speeds on just the skin on their feet! To some this is appealing; however, due to the mental obstacles barefooting brings, many beginners can be discouraged. To beginners, s...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 14:55:33 PDT
Swimsuit Dryer
Swimsuit Dryer - More DIY How To Projects]]> ehudwill My sister-in-law shared with my about the swimsuit dryers they used on their trip to Hawaii. I was intrigued because my family often goes swimming at the pool and carrying bags of soaking wet swimsuits can be a smelly. Having a way to speed up the drying process would be great. Then I remembers a fa...
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Fri, 1 Aug 2014 17:16:13 PDT
7-in-1 summer squeeze: hot tub, deck, swings, arbor, firepit, birdhouse, hammock swing
7-in-1 summer squeeze: hot tub, deck, swings, arbor, firepit, birdhouse, hammock swing - More DIY How To Projects]]> skiedra Making this summer bit more awesome...We bought a small (574 sq meters / 6200 sq feet) plot of land some 10 miles outside the city in a small gardening community. That decission was made so the kids do grow up in "concrete jungle", but grow more connected to nature. The lot was empty with some old o...
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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:25:38 PDT
Water bottle holder
Water bottle holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> YPF The idea behind this project was to find a practical way to increase the amount of water I can take when going in the outdoor, without compromising on the volume of my backpack. The solution is a water bottle holder that can be strapped anywhere: on a bag, on a belt or simply on a shoulder strap.The...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:38:45 PDT
Mistick - as in Mist Stick!
Mistick - as in Mist Stick! - More DIY How To Projects]]> IamGutter Summer is a great time for getting outdoors and enjoying time with family and friends, only sometimes the enjoyment is curtailed by the brutal summer heat. The Mistick is here to help!! There are many products available to provide a cooling mist in a fixed area, such as attached to a deck or awnin...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:44:37 PDT
Water Balloon Filling Station
Water Balloon Filling Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> IamGutter The 4th of July has come and gone and my neighborhood, like many, celebrated our Nation's independence with a cookout, fireworks and, of course, a huge water balloon war! We spent hours dragging multiple hoses around, picking them up, filling a balloon, putting them down, tying a balloon, repeat. ...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:33:35 PDT
Coconut Bikini Top
Coconut Bikini Top - More DIY How To Projects]]> kilo_me Whether you are getting ready for your summer vacation on a tropical island or you are just looking for an all-natural material, eco-friendly bikini top wanting to say “Aloha” wearing the appropriate apparel . Well, here is how to make your own Coconut Bikini Top! Tools & materials you will need....
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 15:45:13 PDT
Kayak trolling motor
Kayak trolling motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> karrman1984 I was tagged on my Facebook page with a new way to look at this kayak invention, I have seen tank wheel chairs that go every where. Well I would like to extend my offer to my fellow veterans who I served with a chance to be able to kayak with your families again. Big boats are nice, but it is not th...
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:21:14 PDT
Palette Boat B.O.T. II
Palette Boat B.O.T. II - More DIY How To Projects]]> pzwing It is an easy-to-build, stable, and cost-free or at least almost cost-free boat that can be divided into three parts, to be carried inside two small cars. Gathering the materials and the first steps Materials :- Palettes (ask hardware shops and/or trading companies)- almost any kind of wood- PVC ...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 12:29:24 PDT
Floating Dock on recycled #tidycats and #2liters
Floating Dock on recycled #tidycats and #2liters - More DIY How To Projects]]> lon.jacob.johnson I set out to build a floating dock for a local music festival on the bayou. Bayou Boogaloo is my favorite festival in New Orleans, primarily because of its vicinity to and the capable use of Bayou St. John to enjoy this growing free festival. For years we have tied up my pirouge and various other...
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Wed, 21 May 2014 06:55:55 PDT
How to make a Radial Piston Water Pump
How to make a Radial Piston Water Pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> TeamDolphin     For a project ("Hydro do that?") at the Glasgow School of Art, our group of students was tasked with designing and manufacturing a water pump. The task was to be a competition betwixt several teams, each taking the name of an aquatic creature. Our designated company was 'Dolphin'...
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 09:21:52 PDT
DIY water purification straw
DIY water purification straw - More DIY How To Projects]]> Pure Carbon Situation: you are driving your car in the middle of nowhere and you go off the road and flip your car into the ditch with only a few things. You get a fire started as you sit by your mangled vehicle you realize that it till be a while before some one will find you, so you decide to assess the situa...
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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 08:09:59 PDT
Make a Collapsible 2QT Canteen
Make a Collapsible 2QT Canteen - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mrballeng This collapsible canteen is made from six mill polyethylene plastic sheeting (painter’s plastic available at home improvement stores), #215 O-rings, and a water bottle. Fusing the plastic is done with a Food Saver vacuum. It is surprisingly strong. I can stand on it without it bursting (160 lbs). ...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:16:26 PDT
STAND-ALONE RAINWATER COLLECTOR - More DIY How To Projects]]> ElizabethGoetvinck We are students industrial design and for the past 2 weeks we have been building a rain harvesting system. Our client is a community with a public garden because they don't have a private garden for themselves. The garden is a place where they can cultivate some vegetables and fruits, relax, enjoy t...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 13:30:55 PDT
Homemade Pontoon Boat
Homemade Pontoon Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dr. Lazer Monkey UPDATE:  The canopy was too weak and a strong wind knocked it over, luckily I have some materials to build a new and improved one. This one will come with see though plastic curtains that we can use to block out the wind. I will buy a second hand gas motor, but keep the electric one as back up. I am...
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:45:08 PDT
PVC Water Pump
PVC Water Pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> petercd Build a long reach pvc water pump, handy for pumping right down to the bottom, and easily transfer water between rain barrels without resorting to the small plastic 5 litre paint buckets that fit the opening. I had hoped that this small scale pumping windmill copy would start siphoning once I pu...
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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:44:18 PST